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Title A companion to Greek religion / edited by Daniel Ogden
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 497 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture
Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture.
Contents Greek religion and the ancient Near East / Scott B. Noegel -- Olympian gods, Olympian pantheon / Ken Dowden -- A land full of gods : nature deities in Greek religion / Jennifer Larson -- Personification in Greek religious thought and practice / Emma Stafford -- The dead / D. Felton -- Heroes and hero-cults / Gunnel Ekroth -- Prayers and hymns / William D. Furley -- Greek normative animal sacrifice / Jan N. Bremmer -- Divination / Pierre Bonnechere -- A day in the life of a Greek sanctuary / Beate Dignas -- Purity and pollution / Andreas Bendlin -- Festivals / Scott Scullion -- Time and Greek religion / James Davidson -- "Famous Athens, divine polis" : the religious system at Athens / Susan Deacy -- The religious system at Sparta / Nicolas Richer -- The religious system at Alexandria / Fran├žoise Dunand -- The religious system in Arcadia / Madeleine Jost -- Religion and society in classical Greece / Charles W. Hedrick, Jr. -- Women, religion, and the home / Janett Morgan -- "Something to do with Aphrodite" : Ta Aphrodisia and the sacred / Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge -- Finding Dionysus / Susan Guettel Cole -- The mysteries of Demeter and Kore / Kevin Clinton -- Magic in classical and Hellenistic Greece / Matthew W. Dickie -- Greek religion and literature / Thomas Harrison -- Greek religion and philosophy : the god of the philosopher / Fritz-Gregor Herrmann -- Greek religion and art / T.H. Carpenter -- Gods of the silver screen : cinematic representations of myth and divinity / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Summary "A Companion to Greek Religion" covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Each of the volume's 29 essays is written by an international expert and provides a survey of a particular area that reflects contemporary scholarship. All the contributions place an emphasis on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places. Myth is considered alongside religion throughout. "The Companion" opens with a series of contextual essays devoted to the Near-Eastern and Minoan backgrounds to Greek religion, the religious structures of Greek society, women and sex in religious life, and mystery cults and magic. There follow major sections on local religious systems, sacred space and ritual, and the divine. Other chapters consider the interactions between religion and art, literature and philosophy, and look at particular topics, such as time in Greek religion, whether the Greeks can be said to have had religious wars, and representations of Greek religion in cinema
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-476) and index
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Subject Greece -- Religion.
Genre/Form Handboeken (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Ogden, Daniel.
LC no. 2006025008
ISBN 0470996919
0470997346 (electronic book)
1405182164 (electronic bk.)
1405185023 (electronic bk.)
9780470997345 (electronic book)
9781405182164 (electronic bk.)
9781405185028 (electronic bk.)